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Crash closes eastbound traffic on I-44 CLOSED past Exit 38-MO 97

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. ā€” Eastbound traffic along I-44 MM 43.4 was halted as road crews work to move a stalled vehicle.

MoDOT’s I-44 traffic camera located at the scene showed emergency vehicles in an empty eastbound lane near MM 43.4 Thursday afternoon (below). The incident was reported around 2:20 PM.

Crews were able to get the vehicle off the roadway and traffic flowing by 2:51 PM, MoDOT said.


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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. ā€” Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed that eastbound lanes on I-44 near Mile Marker 38 are closed.

A crash reported around 11:16 AM Thursday near MM 40 has forced crews to close eastbound lanes past Exit 38.

Traffic is being diverted at MM 38 – near the Stotts City exit.

The wreck involved a semi carrying a load of frozen chicken. The closure is estimated to last 1.5 hours.

MoDOT traffic cam at MM 47 shows traffic continuing west but not east

MoDOT asks travelers use an alternate route for the time being. You can access MoDOT’s Traveler Map here. Traffic cameras can be toggled on through an option at the bottom left of the page.

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